Volunteer Opportunities

Have fun, learn local history, and be involved in a great organization!


Watchstanders  are docents that help at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, the Westport Maritime Museum, or Destruction Island Lens Building.

  • Greet visitors, give tours
  • Ticket sales
  • Help with gift shop sales

Special Events

Volunteers are needed to help with our annual events such as: Whale of a Sale, 4th of July, Run 4 the Light, and Santa by the Sea.

Special Projects

Throughout the year we have short term opportunities to join our team. For example, carpentry, gardening, baking for special events, sewing, computer skills, and historical research. If you have a special skill you think might be helpful PLEASE don’t hesitate to call.

Tour Guide

Help give tours that have been booked in advance so you have plenty of lead time. Tours are typically schools, group tours, or larger family groups.

Archive Staff

For volunteers with more time, we will be writing Finding Aids for the Museum Archives. This requires reading archival material such as newspaper clippings, letters, and other published and non-published material. The material is described in a few sentences and compiled into an index we can post online making the collection more accessible for researchers and the general public. Computer skills are not needed, but must have good spelling and legible handwriting. Training is available and you will be working with the executive director. Archive staff needs to commit to at least one day per week, shift length can vary.

For our volunteers the emphasis is on fun, accomplishment, and an appreciation of this very special place! Call 360-268-0078 or send us an email through the “Contact Us” form found on the “Visit” tab of our website for more information. Thank you!